This has been a difficult year for me. My job is very demanding and I cannot find the work life balance I need. In addition to this my mother's dementia worsened and she was not able to continue living independently as she was. My siblings and I had to make the difficult decision to place her in long term care at a skilled nursing facility.
After much thought and deliberation I decided my only option was to leave my job and concentrate on my health and well being. So I passed in my letter of resignation this week and my last day will be July 2! This is a huge step for me but know it is the right one.
I am a nurse so if in the fall after some time to care for myself I can pursue other options. And if so, it will be on a part time basis!
Well, I am disappointed that I did not do too well.
For my 5,000 steps/ day I did get a score of 5 out of 7. One day forgot to wear it so I could have done 5,000 steps but can't measure it so won't count it.
Water consumption much better but need to increase to be sure that every day I make the 8!
Most disappointing was my work schedule. Can say I only did one day less than 10 hours. The rest more with one day 13!
Going to use the same goals for this week and be sure I do better!
Wow, the month is coming to a close. I am going to make it a good week! These are my SMART goals for the week (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely).
1. Walk at least 5,000 steps a day measured on my FitBit.
I know for some of you this is not much at all but for me it can be somewhat challenging on Some days. Last week there were a couple of days at work that we had 4 hour planning meetings! Ugh! Those can't throw me off.... I need to find a way to get the steps in!
2. Drink my 8 glasses of water a day. Again for some of you this is easy. For me there are days I just don't do it. Have got to put my mind to it and just do it. Especially in this bitter cold air my skin is so dry!
3. Work a maximum of 10 hours a day! I know for some of you, you must think this is crazy ...I do too! There is so much work I will never get it done so I need to just leave after 10 hours! It zaps my energy when I do more and certainly makes it impossible to have any balance in my life.
So there you have it for my 3 goals for the week....let's see how I do.....will let you know next week!
Everyone have a good week and hope you have outlined your SMART goals!
I had a fitbit, wore it faithfully and then it got "out of sync". Not sure why. Well I did email the company after numerous attempts to try and fix it myself. Never heard back from them. Had one of my kids look at it since they are more tech savvy than I am....but again to no avail. Today I was bound and determined to get it back to working right! I am proud to report I did it! My steps will be recorded again at last!